Published at 25/10/2022

Government Technicians of the central region of the country Trained on the Ministerial Diploma on Biodiversity Offsets

It took place from the 11th to the 12th of October in the City of Beira, Sofala province, the training of technicians from the Provincial Services and Directorates of the Environment and from the Technical Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment on the new Ministerial Diploma for the implementation of Biodiversity Offsets in Mozambique ( DIPLOMA 55/2022 ), with the aim of raising awareness among the institutions of the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA), Provincial Services for the Environment (SPA ), Provincial Directorates of Territorial Development ( DPDTA) and the National Agency for Environmental Quality Control (AQUA) and the Technical Commission of Assessment (CTA).

Biodiversity offsets are required by the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation ( Decree 54/2022 ) and with the approval and dissemination of the Ministerial Diploma on the Implementation of Biodiversity Offsets ( Diploma 55/2022) , Mozambique has been a pioneer in the development of legal frameworks instruments for reconciling economic development with biodiversity conservation.

The training was attended by 40 participants, including technicians from the government of the provinces of Sofala, Manica and Tete, from the SPA, Provincial Services for Economic Activities (SPAE), Provincial Infrastructure Services (SPI), Provincial Directorates of the National Agency for the Environmental Quality Control (DPAQUA), Provincial Directorates of Industry and Commerce (DPIC), Provincial Directorates of Territorial Development and Environment (DPDTA) and Provincial Directorates of Culture and Tourism (DPCT) and trainers of the COMBO+ Program (DINAB, BIOFUND and WCS).

The regional training sessions started on the 20th and 21st of September, in the south region, covering the provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane and will take place until the 25th and 26th of October in the province of Nampula (covering the north region), with Technicians from the provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Nampula, respectively .

This training is being carried out by the National Directorate for the Environment (DINAB) in collaboration with the COMBO+ Program (partnership between the Government of Mozambique, WCS and BIOFUND), financed by AFD/FFEM, World Bank/MozBio 2 Project and UNDP/Project BIOSFAC.

For more information about the Biodiversity Offset Program click here